Last updated: 1/5/2010
Hoboken, New Jersey
Address
1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
phone: 201-656-2240
fax: 201-656-2324
e-mail: rfoster@hobokenmuseum.org
web: www.hobokenmuseum.org
Hours
Tuesday - Thursday2 PM - 7 PM
Friday1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Admissions
Members, free; non-members, $2
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Staff
Robert Foster, Executive Director
phone: 201-656-2240
David Webster, Collections Manager
phone: 201-656-2260
Description

HHM presents changing exhibits focusing on the history of Hoboken New Jersey. Recent exhibits include: 50th anniversary exhibit on the film "On the Waterfront: Starring Hoboken New Jersey"; "Hoboken Tunes: Our Musical Heritage"; "100 Hoboken Firsts"; "Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: A World Transformed by World War I"; "Up and Down the River: A History of the Hudson, 1609 - 2009". In addition the Museum exhibits art work by local artists in it's Upper Gallery. We also have an extensive education program for school children. In addition to our exhibits HHM features many events including house tours, garden tours, baby parades, pet parades, tomato-tasting festivals, film festivals, storytime, and lectures. The Museum has a gift shop that features t-shirts, postcards, maps, posters, and books. The Museum publishes many of it's own books, including a series of oral histories titled "Vanishing Hoboken".

History

HHM was established in 1986 and has been in it's permanent home since 2001.

Artifact Collections

Approximately 100,000 items including objects, photos, maps, documents, books, ephemera. Date range: 1800 - present.

Research Collections

Materials can be used by appointment.

Library

Access: Staff Only

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

We publish a bi-monthly newsletter, an oral history series, and occasional books of historical significance.

  • 1=On the Waterfront: The Great Ocean Liners of Hoboken, by Bill Miller
  • 2=From Another Time: Hoboken in the 1970's, photographs by Caroline Carlson, John Conn, and Benedict Fernandez
  • 3=Vanishing Hoboken: An Oral History Series
  • 4=100 Hoboken Firsts, by Jim Hans
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Restaurant

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